Director of Admissions
Company: Wedgewood Healthcare Center
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Job Overview:Purpose of Your Job PositionAs a Consulate Health
Care Director of Admissions, you are entrusted with the
responsibility of caring for our residents, families,
coworkers,visitors and all others; as well as demonstrating in all
interactions, Consulate Health Care's five core values of
Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Passion. The primary
purpose of your job position is to manage the facility census by
opening and maintaining the accounts with insurers, community
organizations and hospitals, which generate patient referrals and
admissions. You are entrusted to provide innovative, responsible
healthcare with the creation and implementation of new ideas and
concepts that continuallyimprove systems and processes to achieve
Job FunctionsAs Director of Admissions, you are delegated the
administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability
necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Responsible for
managing the facility census by opening and maintaining accounts
with insurers, community organizations and hospitals, which
generate patient referrals and admissions. Supervises the
Admissions Coordinator when applicable. This job description does
not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by the
supervisors or managers to perform other duties. Youwill be
evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed
in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this
job description at any time, for any reason.
Duties and Responsibilities1. Achieves facility census goals and
annual budget projections.2. Acts as liaison between the company
and the outside community.3. Works with local community agencies to
generate a positive image and encourage referral activities.4.
Participates in industry trade shows and business development
activities, as assigned.5. Develops strategies to maximize
admissions including daily contact with potential referral sources
including but not limited to hospitals, physicians, insurers, case
management companies and health care agencies.6. Conducts admission
screening of potential patients, determine level of care, services
required, equipment needs and insurance coverage, as indicated.7.
Decides acceptance of patients and coordinates admissions with
appropriate staff.8. Notifies Regional Vice President of Admissions
prior to denial of any patient.9. Promotes Consulate Health Care
and participates in contract closings and price negotiations with
insurance companies, as assigned.10. Maintains knowledge of current
regulations governing Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance
company reimbursement.11. Collects appropriate data, prepares and
submits required reports to Regional Vice President of Admissions
as assigned with copies of reports to Executive Director.12.
Maintains effective communication with Consulate Health Care
personnel, as assigned.13. Attends and participates in weekly
admissions/operations meetings, as assigned by Regional Vice
President of Admissions.14. Participates in the facility quality
improvement process by identifying customer service issues and
reporting these issues to the Executive Director.15. Accesses
continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and
responsibilities as approved by Regional Vice President of
Admissions.16. Adheres to all Consulate Health Care Policies and
Procedures, and participates in safety, quality improvement and
infection control programs as assigned.17. Conducts tours of
facility for prospective residents whether walk-ins or scheduled
admissions.18. Responsible for ensuring the following duties are
carried out within the department:a. Patient referrals are received
by the facility and followed up accordingly.b. Contact families of
potential resident and invites for tour.c. Tracks pre-admission
referral activity daily.d. Assist with arrangements and
confirmation of all admissions.e. Assigns attending physician.f.
Assure level of care approval obtained and/ir IBRA screen (PASSAR,
MIMR) when indicated.g. Verification of payor source, i.e.,
Medicare Managed Care, Medicaid, Insurance.h. For Medicaid
pendings, collect copy of date-stamped application prior to
admission. All deviations require prior approval ofExecutive
Director and RVPO.i. Obtain prior approval number from payor on a
per case basis when authorized.j. Notify case manager and /or
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES of any potential risks.k. Order
specialized equipment as indicated (review contract content for
need to obtain prior approval from authorized payor.Example: CPM,
Flexicare, when authorized).l. Notify departments of anticipated
admission.m. Complete face sheet, attach-- to clinical screen, copy
and distribute to appropriate departments.n. Contact the County
Department of Social Service/Medicaid office to verify eligibility
and determine estimate of co-pay/familyparticipation amount when
appropriate.o. Tracks acute hospital admissions to ensure
readmission of patients.p. Welcomes patient on admission and
accompanies patient to room.q. Ensures receipt of all necessary
documentation from referring institution.r. Assigns medical record
number; enters patient Admission Log Book.s. Initiates and
completes specified components of the facility admission packet
with patient and /or responsible party.t. Assist Business Office
Manager with collection of private funds and/or co-pay/family
participation if not collected during preadmission.u. Maintains
resident roster, waiting list and inquiry list as specified per
state regulations including receipts.v. Coordinates room assignment
designation with nursing department.w. Coordinates clinical
assessments/screening and ensures appropriate clinical acceptance
in a timely manner.x. Ensure timely delivery of census report to
corporate office and essential services as per company policy.y.
Attends morning meeting and/or PPS meeting.19. Embrace Consulate
Health Care's five core values of compassion, honesty, integrity,
respect and passion, and incorporate them into the daily job
function.20. Demonstrates respect and compassion in every
interaction.21. Conducts oneself with the highest degree of honesty
and integrity in every interaction.22. Demonstrates a passion for
caring as evidenced by interactions with co-workers, residents,
families and visitors.23. May be trained and assigned to perform
the Customer Care Liaison duties as needed.24. Performs other
duties, as assigned.
EducationSecondary Education Degree required. Nursing degree
preferred. Current state license, as appropriate.
- Three (3) years experience in business development. Managed
care/insurance preferred. Experience with public and commercial
payers sources preferred. Experience working independently.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
language and possess good communication skills.
- Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
- Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an
example of teamwork and team concept.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when
circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel,
residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel,
and the general public.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that
pertain to nursing care facilities.
- Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the
willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other
- Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement,
and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and
procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and
enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be
willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other
individuals in the workplace.
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